Job Opening

Air Traffic Management (ATM) & New Technologies Manager



The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) represents the aeronautics, space, defence and security industries in Europe in all matters of common interest with the objective of promoting and supporting the competitive development of the sector. ASD's membership is composed of major European companies and national associations. Our members represent over 3000 companies in the aeronautics, space, defence and security companies in Europe, employing more than 848,000 people and generating a turnover of €222 billion.


The jobholder contributes to the successful follow-up and management of different technical topics aiming at supporting the interests of the European Civil Aviation manufacturing industry and other Air Transport stakeholders. He/she takes responsibility in particular for all developments related to new technologies and business models (e.g. drones, new mobility concepts, single pilot aircraft, unmanned aircraft, Unmanned Traffic Management Systems), civil aviation cybersecurity issues and Air Traffic Management (ATM) matters, both in Europe and on the international scene (ICAO).  

The role also requires the ability to establish collaborative relationships with both experts and high-level executives within the networks of ASD (industry, regulators, EU institutions, national authorities, airlines…etc.) to support industry’s lobbying. 

The jobholder reports to the Civil Aviation Director and supports the activities of the ASD Civil Aviation Business Unit and its reporting groups, including the ATM Committee, the UAS Working Group, the RPAS Network of Experts, the Civil Aviation Cybersecurity taskforce, and others. 


  • Promotion of European aviation industry’s views in terms of EU and international aviation regulations, airspace policies, technology partnerships such as SESAR, deployment and standardisation activities.

  • Monitoring of institutional activities (ICAO, European Commission, EASA, Eurocontrol, EDA/Military) and research partnerships initiatives that could impact or benefit ASD aviation industry stakeholders.

  • Consensus building and coordination of industry views as regards Communication, Navigation Surveillance (CNS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM), security, cybersecurity and drones developments.

  • Lobbying/Communication of industry’s positions, follow-up an interface through formal and informal channels, at technical or political levels

  • Drafting of briefing notes, status reports, technical and political position papers, statements, etc.

  • Developing and keeping strong collaborative relationships with both experts and high-level executives of industry, member states, aviation authorities and European institutions.

  • Direct responsibility (planning, organization, advise, follow-up) of various ASD and international bodies (ICCAIA), committees, working groups: from high level boards to technical communities of experts. 


  • A strong interest and/or knowledge and/or experience in civil aviation (either through formal education, work experience or private interest).
  • An appetite for consensus building on technical matters (ATM in particular), coupled with regulatory and political issues.  
  • Interest and/or knowledge of European and regulatory affairs.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a dynamic environment, with an ability to cope with multiple tasks and people and work autonomously under parallel time constraints. 
  • Articulate and communicative, with good interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Capability for presentation and talking in front of a group of people, including senior management, industry experts and EU institutional representatives.
  • Fluent oral and written English.
  • Excellent organisational, coordination and communication skills, with a strong attention to details.
  • Teamwork-oriented, open-minded and innovation-driven.


A full-time permanent job in a challenging and international environment as well as an attractive employment contract, including benefits (lunch vouchers and group insurance) as well as a contribution to public transport costs.


Belgium (Brussels) – Permanent Contract

Indicative start date: 7 January 2019

Please e-mail your CV and cover letter to with reference (ASD-Civil Aviation) by 9 December 2018.